Tag Archives: PC

The 16 best free PC games

Worth the price of admission There was a time when “free-to-play” was a dirty term in the games industry. There are still terrible, exploitative free-to-play games on the market—more every day, in fact. But occasionally—occasionally—we get something…miraculous. We get a free-to-play game that doesn’t try to con players out of money or make the design intentionally boring in order to make those ... Read More »

Zelda remake turns BOTW into a free-to-play PC game

A NINTENDO FAN with a lot of time on his hands has created a 2D version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BOTW). The INQUIRER has spent a lot of time playing BOTW, but perhaps not as much as Winter Drake, who is not only the man with the coolest name ever but also the brains behind this 2D Breath ... Read More »

Stream PC games to your Nintendo Switch with the upcoming Rainway app

Although Nintendo is sprinkling some gems throughout the launch year of the Switch, the hybrid console will never have a library quite as large as that of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. That’s one of the reasons why the internet is abuzz over an app called Rainway, which the creators say will allow gamers to leverage the power of ... Read More »

How to increase fps in PC games

Unlike a games console where developers optimise their games for a specific set of hardware, PCs come in all shapes and sizes. Some rely on a graphics chip that’s integrated into the main CPU, while others have blazing-fast PCI Express graphics cards. No matter your setup, here are some general tips on how to eke out extra fps (frames per ... Read More »

How to increase fps in PC games

Unlike a games console where developers optimise their games for a specific set of hardware, PCs come in all shapes and sizes. Some rely on a graphics chip that’s integrated into the main CPU, while others have blazing-fast PCI Express graphics cards. No matter your setup, here are some general tips on how to eke out extra fps (frames per ... Read More »

If you miss old school PC games, Prey is worth your attention

It seems that, so far, there’s been a bit of a misunderstanding of what Prey is. As an immersive sim from developers Arkane, it’s easy to assume it’s Dishonored in space. As a game set in a beautiful art-deco environment that’s descended into chaos, it’s also understandable to think it’s Bioshock in space. But Prey is neither of these things. ... Read More »

How Itch.io became an indie PC game haven—and Steam’s antithesis

Credit: Melissa Riofrio/IDG Every so often, Leaf Corcoran reminds himself that he’s not building another Steam. As the founder of Itch.io, Corcoran has spent the last four years creating an online PC game hub that’s the polar opposite of Valve’s behemoth. Big-budget publishers are absent, and most of the 58,000 games in Itch.io’s catalog—from roguelike brawlers to raft survival simulators—are ... Read More »

This Weekend’s PC Game Deals: The light at the end of the wallet

This Weekend’s PC Game Deals is a roundup of games – old, new, or soon to be released – that are available at a great price and can be activated on Steam, Origin, or Uplay – sometimes even good old games that are DRM-free. Origin is back to giving away timeless classics, and this time they’re offering Syberia II to ... Read More »

Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop live streaming

Facebook is taking a swing at Twitch while also one-upping its mobile live streaming video competitors. Today, all users can go Live directly from Facebook’s desktop website via their webcam, stream through professional equipment and software hooked up to a desktop and broadcast gameplay from their computer. Previously, Facebook had only allowed Pages to stream from their desktop, not users, ... Read More »

There’s now a game in which you build your own gaming PC

I’ve always wondered why simulator games (and an audience for them) exist for things like driving trucks, operating trains and being a goat: I guess they make sense for people who’ve actually tried and enjoyed those activities, or wanted to know what they feel like. (not sure about the goat thing though). That’s why my inner nerd was excited to ... Read More »